Rapper NEAK circles back on the blog and drops his brand new music video, ‘What’s Really Here,’ Directed by Irv Vaz.
‘What’s Really Here’ takes us on a trip and captures the entire essence of Chicago (inner-city) and the ills that come along with living in underserved black communities. Featured on Neak’s latest project, INNENSTADT, this is the second visual released after 4eva Eva music video, directed by Irv Vaz and produced by Rashid Hadee. Hit play on the video below…
Hip-hop duo, D.C’s emcee SCORCESE and Chicago based producer GRIFF, unveiled their brand new joint titled ‘Detlef’, which features a grimy guest verse from Brooklyn’s Eddie Kaine.
Speaking on the track, Scorcese says: “Griff’s beat here reminded me of a Brooklyn cypher and being a fan of Eddie’s Nezzie Star project, I knew he would be perfect partner on this one.”
‘Detlef’ gives a taste of the forthcoming Griff/Scorcese album, ‘Midnight Express’ which further exemplifies their equal inspiration from boom-bap and professional wrestling.
Speaking on the significance of the album title, Scorcese explains: “The Midnight Express was this infamous heel (bad-guys), wrestling tag-team group in the 70’s and 80’s. It’s most famous incarnation was with wrestler Stan Lane, manager Jim Cornette and every territory they would wrestle in they would bring out a new partner to tag-in. I said to Griff, what if we brought out a new emcee to tag-in on every track? That’s how this album came about.”
Following the success of her highly acclaimed EP, ‘Half and Half’, DEANNA DEVORE is unveiling her new release ‘Lately’, featuring a mystery vocalist who cannot yet be announced.
Thematically the single narrates the insecurity and ups and downs of a relationship, detailing how love can often feel like an emotional rollercoaster until it finally comes to an end. Its mellow grooves and smooth lo-fi beats cook up a mouth-watering release, oozing with seductive melodies and velvety vocals, which highlight the featured singer’s impressive vocal range. Emitting a sensuous flowing cadence, delicately layered harmonies and a pulsating rhythm, ‘Lately’ provides an alluring neo-soul track, showcasing Devore’s unique and fresh production.
The Chicago and Toronto based multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter and producer has seen success performing to sold-out venues and festivals across the map, such as Summerfest, CMJ, NXNE, and 80/35. She has also had the pleasure of opening for renowned artists including Jamie Cullum, Bonobo and SG Lewis, as well as Raveena, Mother Mother and Yoke Lore. The composer has recently explored more commercial work, where her work can be heard in podcasts, feature films and even a Starbucks ad.
Devore continues to be celebrated for her remarkable musicality and ‘Lately’ is another indication of what to expect in 2020…check it out below…
Jihad Scorcese and Jason Griff – otherwise known as – SCORCESE/GRIFF – slams down a pretty slick joint into today’s limelight, entitled ‘Peruvian Encrusted Swordfish’
The duo’s latest track forms part of their upcoming collaborative album, ‘Dream Team: A Stokely Hathaway Joint’, teaming up with fellow rapper, Stokely Hathaway of WWE/NXT (now known as Malcolm Given).